Do you really need to have a presence on social media to succeed as an author? If so, which platforms should you be on? J. and Zach discuss the role of social media for authors and more:

  • The challenges of staying professional when you’re facing a difficult emotional time
  • The fascinating science around decluttering
  • Some practical steps you can take to declutter your professional life and improve your focus
  • The role of social media for authors in 2019 – with the crowded marketplace and Facebook’s constantly changing algorithms, does social media really help you build a successful career?
  • Why the guys have moved the patron group for The Career Author Podcast from Facebook to Slack
  • Some alternative strategies you can use to find readers + why an email newsletter is your most powerful marketing tool
  • How to determine which social media platforms, if any, you spend time on

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

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